The Vandalia Association of Churches 6:35 Pantry exists to provide healthy and sustainable food to the poor and working poor of Vandalia, IL and the surrounding community. We do this because Jesus told us in John 6:35 “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty”. The local churches of Vandalia do this as Jesus’ representatives with the motivation to bring all to Christ’s saving grace and mercy.
WHAT IS 6:35 PANTRY?
The Vandalia Association of Churches 6:35 Pantry is supported by nine local churches, Bethel Baptist, Center Point, Crown Point, First Church of God, First United Methodist, Northside Christian, Parkview Free Methodist, St. James Lutheran, and Unity Baptist. We compliment other local agencies by providing assistance Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. We want people to see the love of Jesus Christ through us.
6:35 Pantry is a valuable resource for those in need of supplemental food assistance. We request minimal eligibility requirements to make our process as streamlined as possible.
Vandalia Association of Churches is a Not-for-profit 501(c)(3). The primary source of funding for the Association is from our Nine Sponsor Churches, donations from citizens of Fayette County IL, and friends and family out of state. We invite you to donate or become a sponsor of Vandalia Association of Churches 6:35 Pantry. Simply contact any of the churches on our churches page and they will help you with your donation or sponsorship.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD?
The process is simple, we ask that patrons fill out an enrollment form and return it to 6:35 Pantry on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.
We request that you bring current proof of residence. Patrons will receive supplemental supply of food once a month for themselves and others in their household.
WHEN CAN I GET ASSISTANCE?
HOW CAN I HELP?
Contributions of non-perishable food items Boxed Dinners, Canned Fruit, Canned Meats, Canned Pasta Sauce, Canned Soup, Cereal, Crackers, Jelly (Plastic Jar), Mac-n-Cheese, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Pancake Mix and Syrup, or grocery store gift cards (to purchase milk, bread, and other perishables) are accepted year-round.
The 6:35 Pantry is currently staffed with over 50 volunteers from each of the supporting nine local churches. They dedicate their time and talent to assist in furthering God’s Kingdom by serving others.
Call (618) 335-6241
The 6:35 Pantry exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, by providing supplemental foods to those in need, in Vandalia, IL and Fayette County.